Balkans Beyond Borders, in collaboration with the MA in History, Anthropology and Culture in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe of University of Macedonia and Culture Border Gender Lab, organized a movie-day on 13 of May with the title: “Let’s talk through shorts” with short film screenings and open discussion about contemporary topics. Through “Let’s talk through shorts” we wanted to meet the curious and challenging persons addressing social issues in a creative manner.
‘Let’s talk through shorts’
‘Let’s talk through shorts’ featured short films, both documentaries and fiction, selected from previous editions of Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival. The event consisted of two screening sessions: Labour Migration & Forced Migration and Gender Challenges. The short films were produced by young filmmakers across the Balkans addressing current social issues.
Film screenings programme
12:00-12:15 opening session – presentation of Balkans Beyond Borders
12:15-14.00 – screening – GENDER CHALLENGES
Sunshine through the rain, Hristo Simeonov, Bulgaria
Call me Barbara, Ana Jakimska, North Macedonia
The invisibles, Ishak Jalimam, Monika Šimunac, Nita
Zeqiri, Petar Antevski, North Macedonia
Goldfish, Yorgos Angelopoulos, Greece
HOME, More Raca, Kosovo
A month, Zgjim Terziqi, Kosovo
14.00 – 14:30 – discussion
15:00 – 15:30 – break
15:30 – 16:30 – screening – LABOUR AND FORCED MIGRATION
Half-Half, Eva Matarranz and Florence Guenaut, Slovenia
Yalena, Dimitris Abatzis, Greece
Little Father, Ioana Georgeta Turcan, Romania
Feeling of a home, Io Chaviara, Michalis Kastanidis, Greece
The european dream: Serbia, Jaime Alekos, Serbia
Aria, Myrsini Aristidou. Cyprus
At the border, Laurent Rouy, France
16:30 – 17:00 – discussion
The screenings raised a very interesting dialogue after both sessions among professors, institutions and students who attended. The conversation was led by Tea Vaxevanou, MA student. The purpose of this action was to promote visual anthropology, local filmmaking and opportunities for youngsters interested in cinematic discovery and research.
We want to thank our Ambassador Ruxandra Pătrașcu, (MA Student at the MA in History, Anthropology and Culture in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe of the University of Macedonia) for organizing the whole project.